What's the deal with Chia Seeds?

Perhaps you've seen them in pricey bottled beverages at your favorite market.
Chia seeds offer some substantial health benefits.

1. Soluble and insoluble fiber, which slows the rate your body absorbs carbohydrates and reduces blood sugar "spikes".

2. Because of their water holding capacity, the seeds bulk up and help you feel fuller.
3. Fiber also helps things "move along" through your digestive tract, which can help you feel and become more regular.
4. Chia is a rich plant source of heart and brain healthy omega-3.
5. If you feel full and have more energy and fewer slumps throughout the day to work out and stay active while eating less.....you lose weight!

Add Chia seeds to everything. They take on the flavor of whatever you put them with. I personally like adding them to my water!

Does Acupuncture Hurt??

Several acupuncture treatment needles fit into
the opening of a hypodermic syringe
I am asked this question A LOT!  The answer is, generally,
NO.  As you can see from the picture to your right, acupuncture needles are extremely fine.  Some are as fine as a human hair!  Dr. Pierce, who practices acupuncture in her practice in Newport Beach, uses very fine needles that are very smooth and cause minimal discomfort.

How should acupuncture feel?  Actually, feeling a sensation at and around the site where the acupuncture needle has been inserted is a good thing.  This sensation should feel like a fullness, dull numbness or heaviness at the point where the acupuncture needle is placed.

Dr. Pierce provides both acupuncture and chiropractic care for her patients at her Newport Beach office.  She also provides herbal medicine and physiotherapy along with therapeutic exercises to help her patients find quick and lasting pain relief.  Schedule and appointment by calling (949)300-2028 or contact the doctor via email with your questions email Dr. Pierce Here!  (please no solicitors).

Cold and Flu Season is Upon Us!

Are supplements really going to help me?  Vitamins, and for that matter, all supplements are an area of controversy among some groups.  Some people swear by them, while others would argue that all you get with supplements is expensive urine.  So who's right?  The jury is still out on whether whole foods versus supplements are the absolute best ways to get your daily allowances.

One thing is for sure, though.  Most people aren't eating a perfectly balanced diet.  Are you? If you aren't sure, it is a good idea to add a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement.  Adequate vitamin and mineral balance will help your body maintain your immune system and proper inflammatory responses.

One way to test how well absorbed your vitamin is, place one pill in a cup with vinegar and leave overnight.  If it is not dissolved by the morning, chances are you are paying for expensive urine! (Sorry!)

Follow the link below to learn more about Metagenics supplements, which your chiropractor can order for you.  Dr. Nikolic is a provider of Metagenics supplements which you can add to help maintain your health!

Metagenics Multigenics multivitamin and mineral supplement

Good Morning Irvine, Newport Beach and all of Orange County...

Happy Thursday from your Chiropractor, Dr. T!  

The skies are a little dreary here in Irvine this morning, but I am hopeful for a brighter tomorrow.  I have embarked on a mission to help others starting today through May12.  I need your help.  LLS has awarded more than $750 million in research funding for all blood cancers, but there is more work to be done.   Please follow the link below and I encourage you to visit the LLS website for additional information about the organization, their mission and details about where YOUR money is going.  Any questions?  Please feel free to ask.  Check this site often for updates on events coming up in the following months and more ways you can help.


Dr. Tara Nikolic

Dr. Nikolic's Donation Page for LLS

Dr. Nikolic is proud to announce that Advanced Recovery and Wellness has teamed up with Pro Results OC in Irvine! As we move full steam ahead into 2011, We could not be more excited! By combining our efforts Pro Results and Advanced offer the benefits of personal training, nutritional counseling, massage therapy and of course first rate CHIROPRACTIC care!

Start your year off right (it's not too late)!

Call or stop in to ask how we can help you create better health.